We receive many enquiries about working with VWD. Vacancies do arise from time to time, both to work with our assistance dogs and clients, alternatively there are career opportunities within our fundraising and administration departments.
All current vacancies are posted on this website, which is updated regularly. Unfortunately, due to the number of enquiries we receive, we are unable to keep any application letters or CVs on file for future records. Please note that we can only employ people of 18 years of age and over.
We have a very exciting new role available within the training department and are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and driven individual to join our expanding training team. The successful applicant will be responsible for planning and conducting activity days for new and existing clients with their dogs - specifically to include Veterans who are non-PALS participants. They will also be supporting the Training Manager with all aspects of training delivery throughout the organisation, from puppies to right through to aftercare support for our qualified dogs and Veterans. They must be sympathetic to the aims of the charity and understanding that the role is very people focused.
The applicant will have excellent communication skills with people and be confident enough to work with small groups.
The role requires excellent knowledge of how dogs grow into well-behaved adults and the developmental stages they go through. It is expected that the applicant has a recognised qualification in animal training and a natural rapport with dogs.
There will be a requirement to attend events which will involve flexible working hours e.g.. evenings and weekends. Travel will be required as well as overnight stays.
Due to the high level of interest and enquiries that are received for roles within the training department it is not possible to answer telephone enquiries. Applicants are to send a covering letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively apply online below or send by post to Becky Aggett, Training Manager, Veterans With Dogs, Basepoint Business Centre, Yeoford Way, Exeter, Devon EX2 8LB.
Please ensure to include the following in your covering letter and CV; Explanation of why you feel that you meet the criteria of the role, using specific examples to demonstrate your suitability where possible. Include details of any training and/or voluntary work you may have undertaken that is relevant to the role.
References (if applicable) should cover at least the past 5 years, one of these is to be your present or most recent employer, whichever is relevant to your current situation. Open references/character references from family/friends are not accepted. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and references.
Interviews will be arranged as and when successful candidates are identified.
Are you interested in working with an international organisation that strives to support assistance dog programs that strive to assure people living with a disability receive a quality assistance dog? Do you enjoy working with programs of all sizes to assist in improving their operations? Then you may be interested in joining ADI and ADEu as our new ADEu Development Coordinator.
Assistance Dogs Europe (ADEu) is a regional chapter of Assistance Dogs International (ADI). ADI is a coalition of nonprofit programs that trains and place assistance dogs. ADI is the leading authority in the assistance dog industry. The objectives of Assistance Dogs International are:
• Establish and promote standards of excellence in all areas of assistance dog acquisition, training and partnership.
• Facilitate communication and learning among member programs.
• Educate the public to the benefits of Assistance Dogs and ADI membership.
For more information and application details please click here.
Our Community Dog service is going from strength to strength and we will be seeking to grow our team of Community Dog Handlers over time.
If you’d like to find out more about our work in this field, hear about future Animal Assisted Intervention information events and training opportunities, or register your interest in joining our team, we’d love to hear from you.
There are many ways that you can raise money for us, volunteer your time and expertise, and really make a difference. Find out more.